Which Broadway Villain Do You Love to Hate?

Polls   Which Broadway Villain Do You Love to Hate? Villains. We love to hate them. Or do we hate to love them? The Little Mermaid has Ursula, Wicked has Madame Morrible, Les Miz has Javert. Playbill.com took to Twitter to find out our readers' favorite Broadway villains.

Madame Morrible, Wicked:

Madame Morrible, the headmistress of Shiz University who discovers Elphaba's talents, is the main villain in Wicked. The role was originated on Broadway by Carole Shelley and is currently being played by Michele Lee.

Carole Shelley
Carole Shelley Photo by Joan Marcus

Ursula, The Little Mermaid:

Ursula, the eight-tentacled sea witch who steals Ariel's voice, is the main antagonist in The Little Mermaid. The role was originated on Broadway by Sherie Rene Scott, who is is featured on the cast album singing "Poor Unfortunate Souls."

Sherie Rene Scott
Sherie Rene Scott Photo by Per Breiehagen

Javert, Les Misérables:

Javert, a police inspector who becomes obsessed with punishing Jean Valjean, is the main villain in Les Misérables. The role of Javert was originated on Broadway by Terrence Mann, and is currently being played in the acclaimed revival by Earl Carpenter.

Earl Carpenter
Earl Carpenter Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

Lord Farquaad, Shrek the Musical:

Lord Farquaad, the miniscule ruler of Duloc who has his sights set on world domination, is the villain of Shrek the Musical. The role was originated on Broadway by Christopher Sieber, who is featured on the cast album singing "The Ballad of Farquaad."

Christopher Sieber
Christopher Sieber Photo by Joan Marcus

Thomas Jefferson, Hamilton:

Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, is a villain of Hamilton's second act. The role was originated on Broadway by Daveed Diggs, who is currently appearing as Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette.

Daveed Diggs
Daveed Diggs Photo by Joan Marcus
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